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Offline Athame57

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Clocks and front brake calipers of CB400f2...gloss or satin?
« on: November 06, 2018, 09:53:34 AM »
I'm going to paint the clocks and the front brake calipers of my CB400F2...it's clear someone has done this before and not too well. They are gloss just now but I suspect it should be satin?
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Re: Clocks and front brake calipers of CB400f2...gloss or satin?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2018, 10:24:22 AM »
Yep, both should be satin black, PJI make a good black satin but it requires curing at 100c, OK for the brake caliper but I wouldn't use it on the clocks unless you have stripped them down.

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Re: Clocks and front brake calipers of CB400f2...gloss or satin?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 11:00:55 AM »
Satin
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Re: Clocks and front brake calipers of CB400f2...gloss or satin?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 12:45:58 PM »
Satin
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Re: Clocks and front brake calipers of CB400f2...gloss or satin?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 03:19:04 PM »
I got to do the ones on my 750, and I am going satin. I will 'cure' it in the oven as I will be taking out the pistons and fitting new seals as a matter of course.
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Re: Clocks and front brake calipers of CB400f2...gloss or satin?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 03:26:45 PM »
Yep, both should be satin black, PJI make a good black satin but it requires curing at 100c, OK for the brake caliper but I wouldn't use it on the clocks unless you have stripped them down.
Is it ok to use normal paint on the caliper?
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Re: Clocks and front brake calipers of CB400f2...gloss or satin?
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 03:38:13 PM »
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Re: Clocks and front brake calipers of CB400f2...gloss or satin?
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 03:52:09 PM »
 ;D Will get some!
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Re: Clocks and front brake calipers of CB400f2...gloss or satin?
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2018, 08:32:38 PM »
That's the stuff I bought...the VHT stuff.

I wouldn;t use ordinary sporay paint as I have seen what brake fluid does to it....and this stuff says it's chemical resistant.
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